Junk Email, Fake Link, Now What?

Hi there.

The email you just opened was not sent by FeedBlitz. It was junk, sent by an unknown third party who is not using FeedBlitz to send their emails. FeedBlitz hasn’t been hacked; we just didn’t send you that email. And since we did not send you that email, we can’t unsubscribe you from it. If you’re here and want to stop spam like the email that brought you to this page, we think that’s great and we sympathize. But we’re sorry; we can’t help you. We didn’t send it.

Bottom line: If you’re here, the email you’re looking at isn’t a genuine FeedBlitz email.

So: How did you get here?

But there’s a FeedBlitz link in the email! Yes. Yes, there is. The spammers who sent that junk to you did not use FeedBlitz to send their email. But they are using a bit of FeedBlitz to camouflage their links. This makes you think that the email came from FeedBlitz, a reputable email service. But … just because there is a link to FeedBlitz in the email, it doesn’t mean it came from us. It didn’t.

You got here because we really, really hate spammers. We don’t like them trying to trick people. And we really don’t like them trying to trick people by pretending to be us.

Remember that bit of FeedBlitz they were trying to hide behind? We are now using that against them, and helping you by not letting you click through to whatever junk site is trying to fleece you, infect you, or do whatever no good it’s up to. Which explains why you are safely here, and not on some icky web site trying to harm you.

So … What?

  • FeedBlitz didn’t send you the email that got you here.
  • FeedBlitz hasn’t been hacked, either.
  • We can’t unsubscribe you, because we didn’t send the email to you.
  • Bad people have tried to trick you by abusing a feature we make available to genuine publishers.
  • And you’re here because we hate spammers and have stopped them.

Next Steps?

Delete the email. Update your anti-virus software. If you’re a FeedBlitz publisher or subscriber then you should not see this message from an email that actually was sent by us. Contact support (link is in the top menu bar) if you need further help.